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Opinions on Spencer?

(24 Posts)
DollieDino Thu 15-Dec-16 15:42:39

Opinions on Spencer? smile

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 15-Dec-16 16:29:13

Don't like it sorry. I'm not keen on surnames as names.

OliviaBensonOnAGoodDay Thu 15-Dec-16 16:30:49

Girl or boy?

There's a Spencer in Pretty Little Liars, it suits her.

Earlgreywithmilk Thu 15-Dec-16 16:31:40

My bil is called spencer and I really like it although I found it unusual at first. He does get called 'spen' for short tho.

DollieDino Thu 15-Dec-16 16:33:54

All names can be surnames? I really wouldn't put Spencer as an obvious surname like Stevenson or Williamson, etc. are...

For a boy!

Satisfactorylemon Thu 15-Dec-16 16:35:40

Good pants. Food to go mediocre.

Normandy144 Thu 15-Dec-16 16:39:10

I quite like it, but then I don't mind surnames as names. Having spent some time living in North America I've got used to it, quite like Parker or Hudson for example. It seems less acceptable in the UK for some reason. If you like it go for it.

You might find it shortened to Spence if that bothers you. Oh and there's a Spencer in Made in Chelsea who seems somewhat of a ladies man, but I don't think that's a reason to avoid.

Onceuponatime21 Thu 15-Dec-16 16:41:11

Fantastic hockey club in SW London grin. Good name too.

LaundryQueenHatesIroning Thu 15-Dec-16 16:42:00

DH wanted to call our DS Spencer. I liked it but I was worried people would think he was named after the reality tv guy so ultimately vetoed it

Vixxfacee Thu 15-Dec-16 16:42:58

I like it.

pinkblink Thu 15-Dec-16 16:44:55

I like it, was on my shortlist

Mombie2016 Thu 15-Dec-16 16:46:11

DNeph is Spencer, I love it fgrin

Chocolatecake12 Thu 15-Dec-16 16:50:07

The 2 Spencer's I know are horrid little shits - sorry but it makes me hate the name!
However you have to go with what you and your partner like - it's nice to get opinions but it's your choice - if you liked it that much you would just use it and not care what everyone else thought.

BadToTheBone Thu 15-Dec-16 17:31:36

I know a few either first or surname and they all get Spen without fail, in fact I know a family of 4 Spencers and they all get Spen, even the mum, so if you like that too, go for it.

DappledThings Thu 15-Dec-16 17:57:41

Friend A had a Spencer. I mentioned it to Friend B who said, " Why have they called him that? Do they want him to be an estate agent?"

So that's one opinion.

HunterHearstHelmsley Thu 15-Dec-16 18:00:59

Not for a boy. I definitely think of it as a girls name.

DollieDino Thu 15-Dec-16 18:01:55

Spencer is not a girls name gringringrin

BreatheDeep Thu 15-Dec-16 18:07:41

There is a female Spencer in Pretty Little Liars and a male Spencer in Made in Chelsea. That would put me off as I watch both. But otherwise it's a fine name.

milky85 Thu 15-Dec-16 18:10:21

I agree, Spencer isn't a girls' name. Just because someone named their daughter it, doesn't make it unisex - the same for Elliot, James, etc.

Spencer reminds me of Criminal Minds - which I absolutely adore, so go for it!

Sophronia Thu 15-Dec-16 19:40:11

I know one who goes by Spenny!

EssentialHummus Thu 15-Dec-16 19:45:25

Good pants. Food to go mediocre.


I'm not a fan - it's estate agent or MiC for me.

Pluto30 Thu 15-Dec-16 20:10:02

I can't help seeing it as a unisex name now, because I've been watching Pretty Little Liars for so long, and the Spencer (girl) in that is awesome.

I don't mind it for a boy though.

TronaldDump Thu 15-Dec-16 20:14:32

Ha Dappled I came on to say it's an estate agent's name! Although I do have very conservative taste in names OP, and if I met one I'd reserve judgment.

What about Sebastian instead?

Strokethefurrywall Fri 16-Dec-16 15:40:14

My DBro was named Spencer (he died a few years back) and DS1 has Spencer as a middle name.

I love it obviously. Both my DS's have surnames for first names (as does DH) so it's definitely not weird for us.

It's always a yes from me, can't have enough Spencers' in the world grin

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